Especially for potato aphid (Macrosiphum euphorbiae) and glasshouse potato aphid (Aulacorthum solani). Ervipar also parasitizes tobacco aphid (Myzus persicae var. nicotianae).
How it works
Mode of action
Adult parasitic wasps emerge from the mummies and females lay their eggs into aphids. The next generation of parasitic wasps develop inside the aphid, which converts into a leathery mummy. The adult parasitic wasp emerges through a hole at the rear of the mummy. The first mummies are noticed in the crop around 10-14 days after the first introduction.
Parasitized aphids turn into a brown mummy.
|Pack size||250; 500; 5,000 mummies.|
|Presentation||100 ml; 1,000 ml bottles.|
Directions for use
- Spread the material on rock wool slabs or in Diboxes
- Make sure the material remains dry and is not moved from its introduction site for at least a few days
The dosage of Ervipar depends on climate, crop and aphid density and should always be adjusted to the particular situation. Start introduction preventively soon after planting of the crop. Introduction rates typically range from 0.25-2 per m2/release. Releases should be repeated weekly during the period when aphid infestation is expected. Consult a Koppert advisor or a recognized distributor of Koppert products for advice on the best strategy for your situation.
Most effective between 20 and 25°C (68 and 77°F). Not effective at temperatures above 30°C/86°F.
Can be used in combination with other aphid biocontrol agents, like for instance Aphidend.
Pesticides can have (in)direct effects on biological solutions. Find out which pesticides have side effects on this product.
Storage time after receipt
In the dark.
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